Recently I was given complimentary boxes of two new Triscuit products: Parmesan Garlic Triscuit Thin Crisps and Triscuit Minis. I’ve mentioned this before, but I’m a big fan of Triscuits. Triscuits and me, we go way back and and share a history.

It’s a story I probably won’t ever tell but if you meet one of my good friends, R, he’ll be sure to embarrass me with the tale.

Anyway, back to the Triscuits.

Triscuit Minis. Aren’t they adorable?

They are basically the original cracker, but miniaturized. I’m a pretty visual person when it comes to food and I like certain things just because of how they look. (For example, baby goldfish are way better than the regular ones. Also, I only like getting colored mochi in my yogurt even though I know the white ones taste the same.)  So even though these didn’t have any fancy seasoning, I liked them because they are mini. The mini ones also are great for packing them for a snack, adding them to some snack mix, salads, etc.

Triscuit Thin Crisps

Triscuit Thin Crisps are thinner than regular triscuits, shaped in triangles, and come in really appealing flavors. I had already previously tried the chile pepper and was a fan, and I liked the parmesan garlic even more. The flavors and crunchiness make these taste more like chips than like crackers and it makes them really addicting. Really addicting. The I-ate-half-the-box-in-one-sitting kind of addicting. Oops.

Both products are currently available nationwide, so you may want to look for them on your next shopping trip. I personally preferred the Thin Crisps a little more, mainly because they remind me of Doritos and chips.


Looking for something to do in San Diego next weekend? On Saturday, August 25, 2012, the 10th Annual Chula Vista Rotary Wine & Food Festival will be happening.  The event is located at the Otay Ranch Town Center, at Olympic Parkway and Eastlake Parkway, and brought to you by the Chula Vista Rotary Club. It’s scheduled from 6:00pm – 9:00pm.

Guests will get to taste and drink from local restaurants, breweries and wineries. Tickets for the event can be purchased here (or you can win tickets on my blog, information below). Participating places include:

Recently I was contacted by Michael Angelo‘s Gourmet Foods, which claims to have the best frozen lasagna. To prove it, they offered to provide me with a gift card to purchase one of Michael Angelo’s lasagnas and test it against one of their competitors.

My family eats a lot of frozen lasagna. My siblings love it and they can devour one of those large family-size pans in one sitting. So I was definitely curious to check out Michael Angelo’s lasagna and thought it would be a lot of fun too.

Michael Angelo’s is a family owned company. Michael Angelo is a third generation Italian, and founded the company along with his mother, Sara.

One of the reasons Michael Angelo’s believes their lasagna is so good is that it’s made in small batches. I picked up one of these small batches, and then also a Marie Callender’s one which seemed to resemble it in terms of ingredients, method (small batch), etc. I also picked up a family-size Safeway brand lasagna because that is actually the one my brothers love the most and usually buy.

I invited all the kids over along with their significant others and we had ourselves a frozen lasagna dinner party.

Michael Angelo’s


Marie Callender’s